Researchers' Guide to the Public Advisory Group

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research offers researchers across the university the opportunity to receive public input into their research through the Public Advisory Group

Presenting research to this diverse group, representing a range of communities, cultures and patient groups across Bristol, provides a new perspective and valuable feedback on how the research relates to the needs of the community. The group can:

  • Offer advice on funding applications and the direction of certain aspects of the research;
  • Comment on the appropriateness of the research, its trials, or its clinical application, where appropriate;
  • Raise awareness of cultural or ethical implications of the research that may not have been considered;
  • Provide ideas for and feedback on public engagement or involvement activities related to the research;
  • Connect researchers with appropriate public groups to aid or enhance their research and strengthen grant applications.

Eligibility: This opportunity is open to all University of Bristol researchers, from any faculty, working on research related to health. The opportunity is likely to be most helpful in the early stages of a research project, in particular in the preparation stages of large funding applications, which the group’s feedback could strengthen.

Selection process: The group meets two to three times per year and places are limited. If you would like to present your research to the group please complete the form below and send to:

We accept application forms throughout the year which we will consider for the next planned meeting but deadlines for upcoming meeting dates can be found below. 

EBI Public Advisory Group Expression of Interest Form for Researchers (Office document, 103kB)


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